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insists he did not have a sexual affair with jill kelley and paula broadwell has hired an attorney. and her father told the newspaper that this is about something else entirely and the truth will come out. there is a lot more that going to come out. you wait-and-see. there is a lot more than meets the eye. she went running this morning but has not spoken to the press. >>shepard: we have learned that both of the generals bought involved with a custody dispute with jill kelly's sister. what is that about. >>reporter: what we have learned is that both generals wrote letters on behalf of natalie, the twin sister jill kelley involved in a bitter custody battle for her four year old son and the letters were written in september as part of the custody battle. i will read from them, one from general petraeus, or from david petraeus at c.i.a., "when we hosted them and her family for christmas dinner this past year, in each case, we have seen a very loving relationship. a mother working hard to provide her son enjoyable educational and development experiences, in view of this it is unfortuna
benghazi add up. >>> plus, who is paula broadwell, the woman at the center of the scandal. how she became so close with petraeus, along with the warning signs that something may have been wrong. and an "outfront" investigation into complaints the red cross is not doing enough to help victims of sandy. are donations getting to the people who need them? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a risky affair. there are new questions about the affair that led cia director david petraeus to resign and when did he pose a national security threat. the affair came to light during an investigation of so-called jealous e-mails sent by paula broadwell to this woman in tampa. her name is jill kelley. tonight a u.s. official confirms to cnn that petraeus told broadwell to stop sending harassing e-mails to kelley. who is kelley? along with her husband, she's known petraeus and his family for more than five years. that couple met the four star general when he was stationed at medil air force base in tampa. now, what about the e-mails? what's in them? here's wha
biographer, paula broadwell, in late summer. we'll have more on how in just a moment. so the fbi reportedly knew in late summer that the head of the cia was having an affair, but it wasn't until months later after election day that president obama found out, and the house and senate intelligence committees didn't find out until friday. congressional leaders from both parties are angry, they say they should have been notified sooner that there were potential national security issues. senate intelligence committee chair dianne feinstein said today she is going to investigate why the fbi didn't tell oversight committees about the investigation. >> a decision was made somewhere not to brief us which is atypical. it is very puzzling and i think was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard, and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. every day another peel comes off and you see a whole new dimension to this. >> there's still a lot we don't know tonight. analysts say there's no evidence, no evidence that the affair led to any security breaches and that there are strict fbi p
, the top security clearance of paula broadwell, the former mistress of david petraeus. this is after investigators found substantial classified information on her computer and the glaering question tonight is did broadwell's relationship with david petraeus give her access to these classified documents? "outfront" tonight, cnn national security contributor, fran townsend. she's also a member of the cia external add voizry committee and knowed a lot about what it means to have top clearance. the name of the fbi agent, frederick humphries, who was by the way, involved in foiling a terrorist attack in 1999. very accomplished fbi agent. what do you know about the relationship? >> it's interesting. apparently, i understand from a senior law enforcement official that humphries and jill kelley met when she attended the citizens academy. this is a sort of familiarization program that the fbi runs across the country in communities to familiarize people and sort of get them to understand the work of the fbi in their community so it's part of the see something, say something. this is another me
those e-mails to paula broadwell, co-author of the tpetraeus biography that le them to other 0 e-mail that is did indicate a romantic relationship between broadwell and petraeus. this morning "the new york times" report says they were notified of petraeus' affair in the late summer. in the senior law enforcement official said they interviewed petraeus in late october and concluded there was no criminal violation. and on november 6, election day, the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, jim clapper. clapper then told the white house on wednesday. the national security team. the president himself learned of the inquiry on thursday morning. petraeus offered his resignation that afternoon in person to the president. the president accepted his resignation on friday. some lawmakers are asking why did the fbi -- why didn't they inform them or the white house sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> it's going on for several months and
news and what the fbi was doing last night at paula broadwell's home. she is the woman who had the affair with general petraeus. details on that in a moment. also tonight, keeping them honest on the new twist and turns in the petraeus sex scandal. his affair with broadwell led him to resigning as cia director. you know that already. now another four star general, john allen, is connected to the scandal. we will also look at who's who in this growing scandal. we will map out the key players and connect some of the dots. first, the big question tonight is who authorized the investigation which led to petraeus' stepping down and why? we know his extramarital affair was discovered when this woman, jill kelley, complained about anonymous and what might be considered mildly harassing e-mails. new tonight, a source tells cnn that kelley first mentioned the e-mails in a casual conversation with an fbi agent in may whom she knew. a casual conversation. the source tells us the fbi agent said, let me check it out. the fbi has been on the case since then, and now kelley finds herself in th
first triggered the investigation that brought down petraeus. what about paula broadwell's role? late monday night with her consent federal agents served broadwell's home for hours, carting out boxes and bags as they are wrapping up their investigation. >> defense secretary leon panetta on route to australia was the first top administration official to comment on the petraeus departure. >> i think he took the right step, and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you, and have -- that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> panetta a former cia director and the washington shuffle with panetta and clinton saying they want out of the second term. will john kerry now go to the pentagon? can susan rice be confirmed as secretary of state? and will nancy pelosi run for leader again? and what a welcome to washington the new class of congress arriving just in time for a classic d.c. scandal. and a different fall from grace, jon stewart, crowns himself the worst journalist in the world. >> anyone out there who thought i may have actual
about threatening e-mails that were anonymous and that, of course, led to paula broadwell who led to david petraeus and the relationship that was then uncovered. how did general allen get into this mix? >> your question has the answer in it. basically, jill kelley complained she was getting harassing e-mails. the fbi eventually found who was sending the e-mails, but that caused them to look at both the e-mails that jill kelley was receiving and the ones that paula broadwell was sending. in the midst of looking at the e-mails jill kelley was receiving here are all these messages from general allen. so, you know, they -- the obviously concluded there was no crime in the e-mail exchanges he had with her, but they felt it should be referred to the defense department as a personnel matter, which is the same phrase they used when they told the director of national intelligence, general clapper, about what petraeus was doing. no crime in that what turned out to be an adulterous relationship, but the boss should know. >> the other thing that happened overnight we were watching real time a
to be devastated about the scandal, sparked by his affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, uncovered during an fbi investigation. the bureau was looking into so-called jealous e-mails purchase reportedly send by broadwell to kelley, a petraeus family friend. tonight, the "washington post" has reported that as president obama rearranges his national security team, it is considering asking senator john kerry to serve on the team and the fbi agent was barred from taking part in the case for allegedly sending shirtless pictures of himself to a woman involved in the case. meanwhile, the ghost writer of broadwell's book, vernon loeb, says he was clueless about the affair between petraeus and broadwell. here with the latest on the scandal that keeps getting bigger and more bizarre, cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr and intelligence correspondent, suzanne kelly. welcome back to you both. >> thank you. >> when we talked on friday night, it was all just breaking and it seemed a relatively straightforward scandal but none of us thought it would stay that way, and sure enough, tonight, a reall
an admonition to, quote, back off, came from paula broadwell. while combing through broadwell's e-mails they came upon david petraeus. let's stop it here and bring in suzanne -- suzanne kelly in washington, our intelligence correspondent. suzanne, a lot of ground to cover here. we have this video that has surfaced of paula broadwell, last month, speaking at the university of denver and she's speaking here as david petraeus' biographer about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. let's take a listen. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia an annex had taken a couple prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get the prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> where did she hear that? did it come from david petraeus and do we know if her claim was true, the cia was holding captives inside a consular annex in benghazi? >> right, ted. this raises serious issues. she clearly said in the video the information she was sharing on libya and the cia holding prisoners there hadn't been vetted. so that means she is sharing som
to be head of military now on hold. tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number. e-mails before advising secretary panetta to remember the matter to the department's inspector general for further investigation. >> no one should leap to any co
investigators to paula broadwell and evidence of the affair. now some lawmakers are asking why the fbi didn't inform them or the white house sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national skur security. i think we should have been told. >> it seems this was going on for several months, and yet now it appear that is they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> adding to the headache and the controversy, petraeus was set to testify at a closed door hearing on the benghazi attack on thursday. with acting director michael morell now going in his place. lawmakers continue to insist that they want to hear from petraeus. >> but we have four dead americans in benghazi. we have a national security failure along in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during, and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> of course, all of this comes as president obama faces scrutiny on
, the big question about the fbi investigation, it seems to me, is the possibility did paula broadwell have classified documents she wasn't supposed to have. the implication, she had -- although at one time she did have some sort of security clearance, i don't know how high it was but how do you address that? >> this is why people get involved about the cia having extramarital affair, not only does it make them potentially blackmailable but allows sensitive information to get out. if there is no evidence she has this, we have to step back and ask why is the fbi digging around all these people's e-mails? did it just have to do with phone calls from jill kelley who happened to be friends with an fbi agent. there are all sorts of ways this could turn out. >> you heard that phone call from jill kelley. i mean, check out her license plate which is -- looks like a diplomatic plate. and apparently she is technically an honorary consul but it's for south korea so she does not have diplomatic status. i don't understand any of this. even if there was no affair and both sides have said there was not,
-mails led them to the author of general's biographer, paula broadwell. correspondence between broadwell and petraeus displayed evidence on an extramarital affair. now leaders of congressional intelligence are demanding to know more about the fbi's scrutiny of the nation's top spy, especially its timing and why they were kept in the dark along with the rest of the nation. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. the way i found out, i came back to washington thursday night. friday morning, the staff director told me there were a number of calls from press about this. i called david petraeus. >> and questions remain about why the president and white house were not notified until late last week, months after this all began and days after petraeus and broadwell were questioned in the case. >> once the fbi realized it was investigating the director of the cia or the cia director had come within its focus or its scope, i believe at that time they had an absolute obligation to tell the president. not to protect david petraeus but to protect the president. >> for the late
uncovered by an fbi investigation into a series of e-mails sent by his biographer, paula broadwell, who was accused of sending harassing e-mails to another woman. that sparks an investigation that revealed her secret relationship with petraeus. but after looking at a recent speech she gave on the death of four americans in libya, people started wondering whether she and petraeus had shared any classified intel and whether she inadvertently spilled some of those secrets during her remarks. bill gross joins us live, what's your impression of this situation as it's playing out? >> well, it's certainly a very interesting situation, as you say. there's a joke going around on twitter that the french intelligence director resigned because he doesn't have an affair for six months. so the idea that an extramarital affair in itself would bring down the cia director is very isn't in my mind. there has to be more to the story. my guess is it has to do with internal cia politics. the agency's known to be using intelligence information to settle scores, or it could be related to the benghazi scandal.
it goes more than that, we don't know. we do know that at least one woman, paula broadwell, appeared to believe there was something there because she's the one that started out these anonymous threatening e-mails which i should remind you, start out not referencing jill kelley's relationship with general petraeus with other generals at u.s. central command and special operations command in tampa. now, we should remember that general allen, before being the commander of all u.s. troops and nato troops in afghanistan was the deputy commander at the u.s. central command. so, the presumption would be that it was kelley's relationship with general allen, whatever that was, that set paula broadwell off and led her to begin these anonymous e-mails. >> what was it, 20,000 pages of e-mails? i mean, what kind of issue could it have been, then? >> you know, the 20,000 could be a little misleading. that's 20,000 doumencuments in l printed out. there may have been extensive attachments to these e-mails that could have been hundreds of pages. until we see them, you know, it's hard to make a firm j
easy access to part of the military base. but paula broadwell, a lieutenant colonel in the army reserves got her security clearance suspended. and the fbi agent who helped launch the investigation into the scandal, frederick humphreys ii, a veteran counter terrorism investigator. the former senior adviser to president reagan, pat buchanan joins us. rush limbaugh said this is different than watergate. >> as a basic issue, yes it is. watergate was about a bunch of guys, going over to the watergate offices to plug the phone of larry o'brian. criminal activity, yes. but petty compared to a terrorist attack that kill an american ambassador and two navy seals and a diplomat. people who were begging for security and begging for help out there for months. >> greta: i think the important point to make that is people just want facts. they want information. and that's what has been so profoundly difficult to get. there are not necessarily, you can't make any accusations because they can't get the facts. >> let's take a look at what the president said. susan rice, we sent her out there. she
paula broadwell, who remains at her brother's home in washington, d.c. he still has not commented on the case. there are new details to talk about. joining me is michael isikoff. what more have we learned about why kelley was concerned enough that the e-mails be forwarded to the fbi? >> we have learned a little bit more about the e-mails. remember, the first one actually goes to general allen in afghanistan from an e-mail account identified as kell kellkelly pat trt kelly patrol talking about his upcoming meeting with jill kelley in tampa. and what was most concerning about the e-mails, we're told from kelley's perspective is they seem to know the comings and goings of general allen, other generals at the u.s. central command and the special operations command, and in one case apparently cia director petraeus as well. there was an e-mail that went to her husband scott referring to a meeting. a social occasion with another four-star general that seems to be a reference to director petraeus. and at that point the cumulative total of the e-mails suggested somebody out there, and agai
. >>> we just learned yesterday that paula broadwell was suspended. joe kelly's pass has been revoked. should we be concerned nevertheless about sensitive information being compromised here? >> well, there has apparently been a development very recently. i'm reading on the internet that it's been discovered that paula broadwell had vast amounts of classified information on her computer. which was recovered from her house in north carolina. and there's a question about why she had this information, how she got it. whether she should have it. y i know she had some kind of security clearance. apparently she had quite a bit of classified information. what did she have? if she did have a lot of information, that poses a security risk. it was on her personal computer, not in a secure location. these are important questions. everyone says, well, this was a personal matter. it was a personal matter until you're leaking classified information. and it warrants investigation, for sure. >> and susan, that investigation continues, although officials are telling nbc nothing has been compromised, as
evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband. law enforcement officials say they found no evidence to refute that. and described kelley as a victim who received and reported threatening messages. some close to petraeus say he's told them the affair with broadwell began about two months after he took over the central intelligence agency in september 2011. and the affair ended about four months ago. friends of petraeus say he described the trysts with broadwell as inf
being breached in the other camp. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell remained at her brother's home in washington on wednesday still not talking. but officials a i the investigation was triggered in may when general john allen received an e-mail from an account called kelley patrol. it warned the general to stay away from kelley. general allen forwarded it to her. on the account she shares with her husband scott thinking kelley had sent it as a joke. sources closest to kelley told the general she hadn't sent it but was concerned she was being stalked because the e-mail referred to a meeting that she and general allen scheduled in washington the next week. in june, people close to kelley say she and her husband received as many as four similar e-mails from different accounts telling jill she's up to no good and asking her husband, do you know what your wife is up to when she has dinner with general petraeus? she turned all the e-mails including general allen's over to a veteran fbi agent she knew. eventually investigators say all the anonymous e-mails were tracked back to paula broad
's affair was uncovered in an investigation by the fbi involving his biographer paula broadwell. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for comment, and it's unclear if she is the woman that he admitted to having an affair with. we get more on general petraeus and his year from chris lawrence. >> david petraeus sent this letter on friday admitting that he had an affair and telling the staff that he had gone to the white house on thursday and asked president obama to accept his resignation. on friday, during a phone call, the white house says the president did accept petraeus' resignion, throwing his national security team into flux just days after the election. by the same david petraeus got his first taste of real combat, he was a 50-year-old major general. he commanded the 101st airborne. it was in iraq when he asked a reporter tell me how this ends. he got the nickname king david used by supporters and to those that labelled him a celebrity general. in swechb, president bush appointed petraeus to lead all troops in iraq. he rewrote the field manual and his ideas became known as the
and that is the shirtless photo, but piers, i don't find it all that sexy. >> well, nothing worse. and now over to paula broadwell who had her security clearance suspended today, but from what we are hearing from the sources, she, too, in relation to confidence shall con fi shall on her component may be in the clear as well. >> yes, fran townsend reported this earlier that it appears that the information on her computer may have been classified, but it was not all that egregious and nothing there that there were any concerns about national security and possibly not even enough there to bring any charges against her. of course, piers, that is for the department of justice to decide if charges will be brought against her and not up to the fbi. >> and finally general allen read a statement saying he full willy intends to cooperate with the inspectors and sincerely appreciates the support of the president and the members of the public, and he says he is in the clear, and that e-mails he exchanged with jill kelley are innocuous. >> yes, he was confident and didn't sound like it was coming from a person who w
. >> the fbi followed the computer trail that led them to paula broadwell. both broadwell and petraeus admitted they were having an affair after reviewing evidence prosecutors concluded no crimes were committed, but now some members of congress are saying that they or president obama should have been notified that such an investigation was even being conducted. it's curious timing for the conspiracy theorists at fox news. they are still beating the drum on benghazi. petraeus was supposed to testify over the matter. >> based on the evidence we had then, this was the obama administration's watergate. >> officials say petraeus's decision to leave the cia was entirely personal and had nothing to do with benghazi or politics. but that's not how fox news sees it. >> there's not many stories that could knock the president's reelection right out of the headlines. not many. we got one. >> are you assuming that's why they didn't tell the story until after the election? >> the plot thickens. . >> the fact that his scandal wasn't mentioned prior to the election, that would have had an impact on the electio
classified information with paula broadwell, his former mistress. nbc news has obtained this picture of broadwell at an event in late october that petraeus also attended. according to sources this last meeting between the two apparently happened after bro broadwell admitted to the fbi that she and petraeus had an affair. we get our "1st look" at the fbi agent who actually started the investigation that led to the cia director's resignation. this is frederick w. humphreys ii, a personal friend of jill kelley. lawmakers have to wait another day before hearing general petraeus's testimony on benghazi. there were questions of whether the former cia director would take part in the house intelligence committee. instead he will appear behind closed doors with both intelligence committees tomorrow where leaders will zero in on all of the information they have been wanting to get from him. let me bring in nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. she's standing by. kelly, there's a new report out today that in the last few days of his tenure with the cia that general petraeus reall
to follow up on this point about the fbi searching paula broadwell's home this week, how could the fbi have known? how could eric holder have known there was no problem, no national security threat when they hadn't looked through that information? >> as he said, the fbi and justice department informed the appropriate official. i would just like to say the following. look, one of the things that we do have on the intelligence committee on which i'm a member is that we have a great working relationship between trats an republicans. and so, i'm going to with hold any further opinion and comment on this as to whether or not they were informed appropriately until mr. rogers and the ranking rb ranking democrat on the intelligence committee tell me otherwise. i've never heard my leader on the intelligence committee or mr. rogers as of yet make those kinds of opinions, but i'm going with hold judgment because they're the people that have been have been informed. >> what do you have to say to that? is it too early to pass judgment, to be critical? >> i think this is one of the big questions. i think
that it's paula broadwell who wrote an extremely complimentary biography of then. since andrea mitchell broke the story on msnbc, additional details have come to light about at the race' affair with broadwell. we had a long spirited editorial meeting yesterday about whether to discuss the story on our air today. because important details are still to be resolved about this story, we decided not to. but we agreed that as basic facts become clear rg we'll dive into a lot of the important issues involving petraeus. his role as a public figure, relations between the general and civilians. the rise of counter insurgency during our long wars an the increasing role of the cia as a paramilitary organization. speaking of petraeus, one of our nation's best known and celebrated veterans, you should know that today is veterans' day. it began in 1919 as armies tis day because it was a day in 1918 when the horror of world war i was brought to a close. in an official proclamation in 1926, congress said the holiday, "marked the cessation of the most destructive, far-reaching war in human an als. a peac
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